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700 Island Retreat Road, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Antonio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath , 2nd floor unit with a great pool view and beach view over the dunes. I stayed here years ago and honestly don't know what took me so long to go back. The unit was clean, well stocked kitchen and short walk to the beach on the property's boardwalk. Close to downtown,... More

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We try our best to keep everything in pristine condition for you and your family. We are glad to hear that everything was too your liking. Thank you again for the feedback and we hope to see you and your family again soon. More

San Marcos, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here two nights--loved the location, just a short walk over the dune to the beach. Plus, the condo/hotel had two very nice swimming pools. We stayed in an efficiency condo which was plenty of room for two adults and 2 children. Well equipped kitchen. Called maintenance because the sliding glass door wouldn't lock, and a man was there within... More

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your vacation. We always try to accommodate our guests to the best of our ability as quickly and thoroughly as possible. We hope go see you again in the future More

San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a 3 bedroom with another family. It was pretty outdated and there were odd family photos of a variety of families, but perfectly nice for the very reasonable price with beach access. The pool at this location is very nice and there are lots of areas to cookout. We would stay here again due to reasonable pricing... More

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La Vernia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stay here every time we are in Port A. We have been going to Port A for 50 years and have stayed many places. It's right on the beach via boardwalk and is very well priced. This place has earned my loyalty through my many stays with my husband and kids, and I will always call this my home... More

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. Island Retreat strives very hard to maintain a family friendly environment for our guest. We are happy to know that we have been successful in providing this for you and your family. Thank you for your continued business throughout the years. More

Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A great room this year! We visit annually with 3 other families. This year we booked early enough to select a room to fit our needs. The owners of 162 have done a wonderful job of making this a very functional room with ample counter space in the kitchen (check out the circular counter in the photos) as well as... More

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback. I am sure the owner will be pleased to know you enjoyed your stay so much. We do try our best to keep our facilities comfortable and functional to provide the best experience for you and your family. Thanks again for your positive response. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More

Austin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

(June 22-25, 2014) What a great location! We were so happy to be able to see the pool from this first floor condo, and the beach was a short walk away on the very well maintained boardwalk. Island Retreat is close enough to town to get to stores easily (with car, could also walk but it would take a while),... More

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you positive feedback. Management, as well as the unit owner, will be thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with the Island Retreat. Thank you so much for your business and we look forward to seeing you again. More

Fritch, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed in a studio and it was nice. A little out dated but o.k. Pools are awesome and short walk to the beach. Great time accept we killed 5 spiders in the bathroom during our stay. I really don't like sharing our room with creepy crawly things that bite you.

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had a great time while staying at our property. Island Retreat has monthly pest control services, however sometimes issues may still arise, please let us know if you experience any pest issues on your next trip and we will have pest control perform an additional service inside and out... More

San Antonio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The condo was very spacious, pillow top beds, sofa, small dining table, large fridge, stove & microwave. They did have plates, cups utensils, although if you plan on cooking take your own pots & pans. Great location!

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

We appreciate our traveler's feedback, thank you! The Island Retreat Rental Program does stock pots and pans in any of the participating units that have kitchens, please let the office know if you are lacking on your next trip. Thanks Again! More

Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We are repeat visitors in the past few years and this was our first trip back this year (2014) and we continue to be very pleased with Island Retreat. As I've indicated in a previous review, be sure to look at the photos of the units on their website when selecting a room. We've done that and have not bee... More

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive review. We are glad you continue to have a great experience here at Island Retreat. The pictures of the units and the ability to pick out units is the best method to ensure that your accommodations are exactly as expected. Many of our unit owners take pride in knowing that travelers hand select... More

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This place looks a little shabby from the outside but the interior of our condo was quite nice, clean and comfy. We stayed in until 36, which is a 2nd floor condo that faces the court yard with a partial view of the ocean from the balcony. The grounds are impeccably maintained with pool, bball and volleyball courts and a... More

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CaseyIslandR, Front Office Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

We appreciate your traveler response. The unit owner will absolutely appreciate that you enjoyed staying in their unit. The property is slated for an exterior renovation project which will bring new life to the Island Retreat property. More

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Additional Information about Island Retreat

Address: 700 Island Retreat Road, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
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