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700 Island Retreat Road, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Island Retreat
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Rating summary
  • 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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La Vernia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Austin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

(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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 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

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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

Austin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This condo complex was clean & the grounds were well kept. The unit we stayed in was excellent - clean, good kitchen, updated bathroom, comfortable bedding. Balcony looked out towards the beach, which was only just a walk away, we were pretty close to the boardwalk. Check in time is a little late for my liking (4pm) but we just... More

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

Thank you very much for your traveler response. The owner of the unit you stayed in will be thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. More

United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a good time while staying at island retreat. The condo was in good shape, it did smell a little mildewy or like cigarette smoke when we arrived. Whatever it was made my son's and my allergies run the whole time we stayed there. The amenities were nice, the walk to the beach is great!

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CaseyIslandR, Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you, we love when travelers review our property. We are sorry that you experienced this inconvenience while staying with us. All but one of our rooms are non smoking units and we do our very best to prevent smoking within the units. Non smoking table tents are being placed in units to remind our travelers that they are renting... More

Granbury, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I take my family to Island Retreat every year for Spring Break, and could not be more pleased with the them... Not only is it beautiful, clean, and well managed, but the staff actually "gets it" when it comes to a family vacation! Island Retreat has a policy sets them apart from the rest, and the silver lining is that... More

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CaseyIslandR, Manager at Island Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your response. The Association of Owners here at Island Retreat I & II strive to keep the property 'A Family Kind of Place', which does require placing age limits on its renters. We appreciate your continued business and look forward to seeing you soon. 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:
Island Retreat Hotel Port Aransas
Island Retreat Port Aransas

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