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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a family trip in early October. We stayed here and loved it! We had a room looking towards the beach. Right across the street from a pool. The place was very clean. People working there were friendly. It's about a football field walk to the beach, which you can drive on! We have never drove on the beach before,... More 

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

Thank you for the positive feedback! I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. At Island Retreat we strive to maintain a clean and family friendly environment for our guests. I am happy to hear that we have succeeded in this for you and your family. Thank you again for choosing us for... More 

Pipe Creek, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been staying at Island Retreat for over 25 years. Over the years I've stayed in the one bedroom condos, two bedroom condos, three bedroom condos and the penthouse. This past week my daughter and I stayed in a one bedroom condo. It's way past time to have the condos updated. Everything inside the condo screamed old and outdated. One... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have actually not stayed here in years - but am writing my reviews. I like this place. The condos are close to beach. 2 pools, laundry.... We always stay in the row of bigger one, top floors, which makes it nicer. They are a great value, although older. Better than many.

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

Your feedback is greatly appreciated as well as your continued support. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Island Retreat, and we will continue to strive to deliver an environment for your vacation that you can enjoy time and time again. Since your last stay with us there have been several units remodeled at Island Retreat.... More 

Georgetown, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Can't complain about the price or location. It's just part of an aging condo complex. Outside Maintenance of the entire condo complex is lacking. Inside #30 was clean and acceptable. Blinds in master bedroom were broken so that one could neither fully close or open. Towel rack in master bath had pulled away from its anchor and would fall to... More 

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

We greatly appreciate your feedback. Thank you for bringing these items to our attention. They will each be addressed accordingly. For any future stays at Island Retreat, please keep in mind that we do have on site maintenance through out the day as well as emergency after hours maintenance that are there to address any maintenance issues that you may... More 

Bastrop, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We always stay at the retreat but this was the first room that didn't measure up. There's been water damage inside at some point so the wall paneling buckles. neither front or back door close properly. The beds in all rooms were cheap hotel mattresses along with the pillows so very uncomfortable sleep. The a/c doesn't really work well in... More 

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

Thank you for continuing to choose Island Retreat for your family vacations. We appreciate you bringing each of these items to our attention. They will each be addressed promptly and accordingly. Please keep in mind for any future stay at Island Retreat, that we do have on site maintenance and housekeeping that are here to address any issues you might... More 

Hondo, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Brought the grandbabies for their first trip to the Coast. The unit we stayed in was clean, neat and roomy. 2 bed - 2 bath, full kitchen, TV's in rooms and living rooms. The staff were all very nice. Close to the main part of town, but not close enough to be loud at night. We were able to see... More 

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

Thank you for the positive review! We are very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. At Island Retreat we are always striving to promote a clean, healthy environment that is family friendly and can be enjoyed by all. We hope to see you again soon and that you continue to choose the Island... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I am a 24 year old Mother of a 2 year old and my husband is 25. I did read the rules of Island Retreat that the person checking in had to be 25 and I assumed my husband can check us in because he is 25. Well when I got there on Friday the girls in the office told... More 

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

Island Retreat always encourages all travelers who have questions or concerns regarding the policies of the establishment they are considering renting to contact the establishment to clarify all policies before booking. The policy within the rental contract states “Guests must be at least 25 years of age to make reservations and check in. All parties must be at least 25... More 

San Antonio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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

We thank you for your response. We recommend that our guest go to our website islandretreatporta.com to view virtual tours, still photos and descriptions of each of our units as they are all individually owned and each will be different from the next. This way you will be able to choose the perfect room for your island vacation. We hope... More 

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Address: 700 Island Retreat Road, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Port Aransas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
Also Known As:
Island Retreat Hotel Port Aransas
Island Retreat Port Aransas

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